Japanese automaker Toyota has finally launched the much awaited Yaris sedan in the Indian market priced at Rs 8.75 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the base variant, while the top-end spec is priced at Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The newly launched Toyota Yaris has crosses 5,000 bookings mark with a waiting period increased to two months.
2018 Yaris is the first C-segment sedan offering from Toyota and the automaker had commenced the official advanced bookings for the sedan from April. However, the deliveries of the car began on the day of its launch and Toyota handed over almost 1000 units to the customers in a single day. The new Toyota Yaris is available in four trims- J, G, V and VX and will be manufactured at Toyota's Bidadi plant in Karnataka along with the company's other offerings: Etios, Corolla, Camry, Fortuner and the Innova Crysta. However, Toyota has increased investment in the plant, allowing 85 percent localized production of Yaris.
According to N Raja- Deputy MD, Toyota India, “I expect the larger share from CVT. We have received 60,000 enquiries and are today delivering 1,000 Yaris cars. This Financial year, we have not planned more new products. We keep product launches low and perform better. As far as capability is concerned TKM is ready to meet the BS-VI norms by 2020 or slightly earlier as per our needs. It is too early for details as discussions are centered in Japan. Lots of discussions are happening and direction has to come to us. Only then can we work on it. So far the clarity is that we will be getting 2 products from Suzuki and giving one as well as future technology on hybrids besides co- working on electric vehicles. The cars which will come to us we rebrand, sell and service.”
Under the hood, the newly launched Yaris sedan draws power from the 1.5-litre dual VVT-i petrol engine across all the variants. The engine is capable of producing 108 bhp and 140 Nm of torque and comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed CVT gearbox. However, The CVT gearbox is available for all variants of the Toyota Yaris.
Built on the Toyota’s philosophy of QDR (quality, durability & reliability), the India-bound Toyota Yaris comes with LED Line Guide in Headlamp & Tail Lamps, Piano Black Interiors and Waterfall design Instrumental Panel as major highlights at the exterior. The interior of the sedan offers High Solar Energy Absorbing (HSEA), IR cut, Acoustic & Vibration Control Glass for Windshield & Doors for quieter cabin, Power Driver Seat, Roof mounted air vents with ambient illumination for rear passengers, Adjustable Rear Centre Headrest, 60:40 Split Rear Seats, Smart Entry with Push Start, Hand /Air Gesture controlled Infotainment system with Touch Screen Navigation and Paddle Shift for CVT with Cruise Control.
The safety features on the 2018 Toyota Yaris include 7 SRS airbags (SRS D+P airbags, SRS side airbags, SRS Curtain Shield Airbags (CSA) and SRS knee airbag), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Vehicle Stability Control, Front & Rear Parking Sensors and All 4-wheel Disc Brakes. The new Yaris comes in a range of six color options: Wildfire Red, Phantom Brown, Grey Metallic, Super White, Pearl White and Silver Metallic. The newly launched Toyota Yaris take on rivals such as the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Ciaz in the segment. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the 2018 Toyota Yaris.